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Development Studies

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Development Studies comprises a total of 120 Swedish credits (2 years). 


The first semester begins with a profile course introducing the students to the main themes and issues of the programme. The profile course is followed by a course in research methods.

The second semester begins with another profile course directly related to the main theme of the programme. Through the profile course students further increase their understanding and knowledge of global development through a deeper comprehension of theories and current research. The second profile course is followed by a course in theory of science and a course in research methods.

The third semester consists of optional courses to be taken at Lund University or any other recognised university in Sweden or abroad. The courses are chosen after approval of the programme coordinator, and enable students to tailor the programme to suit their particular interests. Read more about the third term here.

During the fourth and last semester students complete the programme with a written thesis, which provides the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of theories, methods and argumentation. 

The programme is full-time, and you should expect to put in at least 40 hours a week. This includes lectures and seminars.

Programme Director

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Karin Steen, programme director Development Studies

Email: karin.steen [at] lucsus.lu.se

Phone: +46 46 222 80 83

Faculty Office
Sandgatan 3
221 00 Lund
Phone
046-2220000
Telefax
046-2224411